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'''@New Eiffel Government''' or "'''pinging [[Zed]]'''", is an [[Meme|Internet meme]] of the [[MicroWiki sector]] that became popular via [[MicroWiki@Discord]] in April [[2019]].<ref name="Blackwood">[[Ives Blackwood|Blackwood, Ives]] (18 November 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/microwikidiscord-shutdown-continues-despite-user-resistance/ MicroWiki@Discord shutdown continues despite user resistance]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 18 November 2020.</ref> The meme revolves around 'pinging' ("@ing") – a feature that sends a notification to the targeted user – the [[w:Discord (software)|Discord account]] of [[Zed|Zarel "Zed" Smith]] on the MicroWiki@Discord server, which has the [[w:user (computing)|user-handle]] of <code>@New Eiffel Government#4073</code>.
'''@New Eiffel Government''' is a [[List of MicroWiki Sector memes|MicroWiki meme]] and former message chain originating from [[MicroWiki@Discord]]. The meme is about 'pinging' ("@ing") [[Zarel Smith]]'s [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] account, which was originally called New Eiffel Government#4073.<ref name="Blackwood">[[Ives Blackwood|Blackwood, Ives]] (18 November 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/microwikidiscord-shutdown-continues-despite-user-resistance/ MicroWiki@Discord shutdown continues despite user resistance]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 18 November 2020.</ref> The meme originally started on 19 April [[2019]]. It was notably one of the most popular memes in the [[MicroWiki sector]]. Various memes about the message chain have been created. The chain was occasionally broken and went unnoticed, however this was very rare.
 
  
==History==
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On 19 April 2019, users of the Discord server began pinging Smith's account, and by 2 May the pinging became centred around a single channel of the server, originally intended for the discussion of affairs related to government and politics. Another chain of pings was started on 1 June, which led to over a hundred pings from thirty different users, and on 7 June the channel was renamed to "new-eiffel-government" with the sole purpose of pinging Smith's account - all message in the channel that were not pings were deleted. On 18 November [[2020]], following the transition of MicroWiki@Discord into a directory for [[micronational Discord servers|micronational servers]], the channel was archived by having the ability to send messages locked.<ref name="Blackwood"/> By that point, over 11,000 pings had been sent.{{efn|It is important to note that the channel did not have over 11,000 pings in a row due to users occasionally breaking the chain and going unnoticed by administrators, who hold the ability to delete messages.|}}
===Beginning===
 
The meme originally started on 19 April [[2019]], when users started pinging New Eiffel Government#4073, creating small chains of pings in between conversations.
 
  
The meme eventually died down a bit near the end of April. On 2 May, the meme had moved to the channel government-and-politics, where it started a small chain of messages pinging New Eiffel Government#4073. Every now and again in between other conversations, people would start message chains pinging New Eiffel Government#4073. On 1 June, the user known as Lord Dweebington LXIX#7588 pinged New Eiffel Government#4073 in the same channel. 3 days later, another user by the name [[Cameron I of Ikonia|cameron#8067]] also pinged New Eiffel Government#4073, when on the same day another seven users did the same. This started a chain which as of 1 July 2020 has more than 7,600 messages pinging New Eiffel Government#4073. On 7 June, the channel was renamed to new-eiffel-government, and a new government-and-politics channel was created. All messages on new-eiffel-government that are not pinging New Eiffel Government#4073 are deleted.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZUK71MhXUaewOLpR20onU0Bk3KX3mcpJ0P8i-TwIIDI/edit MicroWiki@Discord | Information + Rules (June 24, 2020)]. Retrieved 3 October 2020.</ref> New Eiffel Government#4073 changed his nickname on MicroWiki@Discord to ! Prince Zarel I 【New Eiffel】!, which is also what the channel was renamed to.
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The meme, alongside the likes of [[Leon Face]] and "[[merge]]", became one of the most recognisable MicroWiki memes of [[2019 in the MicroWiki community|2019]], as well as of the [[2010s]] [[decade]]. In [[Statistic-Dime]]'s 2019 [[MicroWiki General Survey]], the meme was voted the most popular MicroWiki meme of 2019 with 15 votes (44.1%) out of 34 respondents.<ref name="Zed">Smith, Zed "[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CTmB0I_OvDDcFLBlFCCW2YrytQMioSKoTX8Aizm_Lfc/edit?usp=sharing MicroWiki General Survey]", 2019 – via Google Docs. Published by [[Statistic-Dime]]. Retrieved 16 September 2020.</ref>
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== History ==
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On 19 April 2019, several users began pinging Smith's account New Eiffel Government#4073, creating small chains of pings in-between regular conversations. By 2 May the pinging became centred around a single channel of the server, originally intended for the discussion of affairs related to government and politics. Chains of pings would sometimes last for several days in a row before being broken by regular users conversing or purposefully breaking it. On 1 June, the user Lord Dweebington LXIX#7588 pinged Smith in the channel, following three-days later by [[Cameron I, King of Ikonia|cameron#8067]], which led to an additional seven users following suite.<ref>[https://discord.com/invite/zqsnwDHwHh MicroWiki@Discord]</ref> On 7 June, the channel was renamed to "new-eiffel-government" with the sole purpose of pinging Smith's account - all message in the channel that were not pings were deleted.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZUK71MhXUaewOLpR20onU0Bk3KX3mcpJ0P8i-TwIIDI/edit MicroWiki@Discord | Information + Rules (June 24, 2020)] – via Google Docs. Retrieved 3 October 2020.</ref> The channel would be renamed every time Smith changed his Discord username.<ref>Blackwood, Ives (16 July 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/zarel-smith-makes-plans-to-leave-community/ Zarel Smith makes plans to leave community]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 10 April 2021.</ref>
  
===Modern===
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[[File:Fbi100.jpg|300px|thumb|left|A "fake ping" sent in the chain in January 2020 by posting a screenshot image of the ping]]
In October 2019, Cameron I created a role called 'Zed Manager' which he gave himself so that whenever the chain gets broken other users can ping the Zed Manager role, rather than the 'Administrators' role, which would needlessly ping all of the administrators. {{as of|2020|4|6}}, there are three users with the Zed Manager role, including Zarel himself. By 18 November 2019, the channel had 2,476 pings. On 24 December 2019, 164 pings were posted in the channel, the most in record.{{citation needed}} Because of this in early January 2020, a one-minute slowmode was added.  
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By 18 November, the channel had 2,476 pings. On 24 December, 164 pings were posted in the channel, the most of any day. With the increasing number of servers members, the pinging vastly increased, and so in early January [[2020]] a one-minute slowmode was added – a feature which makes whomever sends a message in the channel have to wait one-minute to send another. During late February, the chain became more frequently broken by a small number of users, resulting in most of them being warned and some temporarily kicked from MicroWiki@Discord. Though, this received backlash from some users. Some users had also posted screenshots of the ping in the channel, which often went unnoticed. By 22 April, the channel had over 5,875 pings. During mid-September, with the huge influx of daily new members into MicroWiki@Discord as well as some continued criticism targeted towards the chain's existence, vandalism became a daily occurrence. The 10,000th ping in the channel was reached on 17 September 2020 by user [[Leon Montan|leon__]]. The milestone was posted in the announcements channel of the server.
  
[[File:Fbi100.jpg|300px|thumb|A "fake ping" sent in the chain in January 2020, which was later deleted in April 2020.]]
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In early November, MicroWiki@Discord began the transition into a directory for micronational servers, and most of the server channels had their user messaging abilities revoked, instead becoming archives. The chain remained open until it was eventually archived on 18 November following backlash from users on the decision to keep it open whilst other more frequently used channels were archived instead.<ref name="Blackwood"/> By its closure, over 11,000 pings had been posted.
Most commonly in February 2020, the chain had occasionally been repeatedly broken by a small number of users in protest against the channel or simply to troll, resulting in most of them being warned and some temporarily kicked from MicroWiki@Discord. Multiple users had also posted images in the channel of the ping, which often went unnoticed. Some users have also edited older messages to no-longer be pings, making it not easily visible to administrators. On 21 April, a technical administrator wired a command to [[w:Dyno|Dyno]] bot, a server moderation [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] bot, which can ping Zarel by being commanded by a user with the administrator role. On 11 June, Zarel changed his Discord username to 'zarel#4073', and on 18 June a new role called "Zed Ban" making reoffenders of breaking the chain unable to type in the channel was created. {{As of|2020|4|22}}, the channel had over 5,875 pings. Since the middle of September 2020, with the huge influx of daily new members into MicroWiki@Discord as well as some continued criticism for the chain's existence, vandalism became a daily occurrence. The 10,000th ping in the channel was reached on 17 September 2020 by [[Leon Montan]]. The milestone was posted in the announcements channel of the Discord.
 
  
===Ending===
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== Reception and use in popular culture ==
After MicroWiki@Discord began the transition into a directory for micronational servers in early November, many channels had their message rights locked, instead becoming archived. The chain remained open until it was eventually archived on 18 November following backlash from users for the decision to keep it open while other more used channels were archived instead.<ref name="Blackwood"/> The last name of the channel was "user-z-luna-skye", and by its closure over 11,000 pings had been posted.
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[[File:@New Eiffel Government meme.jpeg|right|thumb|200px|An example of an @New Eiffel Government meme]]
==Statistics==
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The meme, alongside the likes of Leon Face and "merge", became one of the most recognisable MicroWiki memes of 2019, as well as of the 2010s decade. In Statistic-Dime's 2019 MicroWiki General Survey, the meme was voted the most popular MicroWiki meme of 2019 with 15 votes (44.1%) out of 34 respondents.<ref name="Zed"/> The meme inspired several other ping chains on various micronational Discord servers, notably including during the [[North African Empire Defensive War]], in which a user known as ''Karlos'' was disregarded as a [[w:internet troll|troll]] and made the target of an equvalent channel on the [[w:Czech language|Czech-language]] MicroWiki Discord server. Some users however had also criticised the chain for taking up space on the server or being otherwise unnecessary, with others calling the meme in general "unfunny" or "forced" due to the administration deleting non-pings from the channel. [[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]] of [[Austenasia]], the server owner at the time, had jocularly stated in response to critics that the channel "will be there until the end of the server." Though, following the arhciving of the channel this proved to be false.<ref name="Blackwood"/> Smith himself stated that he was actually fond of the meme, citing that it "makes me feel famous."
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=== Administrative reaction ===
Notable statistics:
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In October 2019, technical administrator Cameron I of [[Ikonia]] created a role called 'Zed Manager' which could be pinged whenever a user broke the chain. On 21 April 2020, a technical administrator of the server wired a command to [[w:Dyno|Dyno]] [[w:Internet bot|bot]] – a server moderation Discord bot – which could ping Smith by being commanded by an administrator. On 18 June, a new role called 'Zed Ban' was created, which would make the user given said role unable to send messages in the channel.
*On 24 December 2019, 164 pings were posted in the channel, the most in record.{{citation needed}} Because of this in early January 2020, a one-minute slowmode was added.
 
*Over 300 individuals have pinged in the channel.{{citation needed}}
 
*By 18 November 2019, the channel had 2,476 pings. By 22 April 2020, it had over 5,875 pings. The 10,000th ping in the channel was reached on 17 September 2020.
 
*The longest time [[MicroWiki:Vandalism|vandalism]] has gone undetected is from Cameron I on 18 November 2019 with the message "[[w:birthday|happy birthday]]" added in front of the ping, as it was Zarel's birthday. {{As of|2020|5|17}}, the message is still there, being left alone.
 
*Zarel has pinged himself over 1,000 times in the channel.
 
  
==Reception and influence==
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== See also ==
The meme has become one of the longest-running and most popular in the MicroWiki Sector. The phrase has sometimes been used outside of MicroWiki@Discord. The [[MicroWiki General Survey]] which had 34 participants asked participants to pick which MicroWiki meme they thought was the most popular from five options - @New Eiffel Government was the most popular with 15, followed by [[Arkovia]]/merge with 4. 10 participants selected "[[w:n/a|no answer]]".<ref name="meme">Z. Smith. [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CTmB0I_OvDDcFLBlFCCW2YrytQMioSKoTX8Aizm_Lfc/edit?usp=sharing MicroWiki General Survey results]. Retrieved 16 September 2020.</ref> Zarel has stated that he likes the meme because it makes him "feel famous", and also claims it may have played a role in his rise in popularity within the community.
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*[[List of MicroWiki community memes]]
===Criticism===
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*[[2019 in the MicroWiki community]]
Some users, such as [[Sertor Valentinus]], have criticised the chain saying it takes up space on the server or is otherwise unnecessary; however the negative attitude towards the chain has seemed to change in more recent times.
 
  
Jonathan I has stated in response to this that the channel "will be there until the end of the server." However, following the arhciving of the channel this proved to be false.
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== Notes ==
 
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===Chains based on @New Eiffel Government===
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== References ==
During the [[North African Empire Defensive War]], the user ''Karlos'' was disregarded as a troll and made the target of an equvalent channel on the [[w:Czech language|Czech-language]] MicroWiki Discord.
 
 
 
A number of ping chains on various other micronational servers have been partly inspired by the chain, however not purely based on it.
 
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[List of MicroWiki Sector memes]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:07, 10 April 2021

A screenshot of the @New Eiffel Government message chain in early July 2019, from the perspective of Smith's account (mobile view)

@New Eiffel Government or "pinging Zed", is an Internet meme of the MicroWiki sector that became popular via MicroWiki@Discord in April 2019.[1] The meme revolves around 'pinging' ("@ing") – a feature that sends a notification to the targeted user – the Discord account of Zarel "Zed" Smith on the MicroWiki@Discord server, which has the user-handle of @New Eiffel Government#4073.

On 19 April 2019, users of the Discord server began pinging Smith's account, and by 2 May the pinging became centred around a single channel of the server, originally intended for the discussion of affairs related to government and politics. Another chain of pings was started on 1 June, which led to over a hundred pings from thirty different users, and on 7 June the channel was renamed to "new-eiffel-government" with the sole purpose of pinging Smith's account - all message in the channel that were not pings were deleted. On 18 November 2020, following the transition of MicroWiki@Discord into a directory for micronational servers, the channel was archived by having the ability to send messages locked.[1] By that point, over 11,000 pings had been sent.[a]

The meme, alongside the likes of Leon Face and "merge", became one of the most recognisable MicroWiki memes of 2019, as well as of the 2010s decade. In Statistic-Dime's 2019 MicroWiki General Survey, the meme was voted the most popular MicroWiki meme of 2019 with 15 votes (44.1%) out of 34 respondents.[2]

History

On 19 April 2019, several users began pinging Smith's account New Eiffel Government#4073, creating small chains of pings in-between regular conversations. By 2 May the pinging became centred around a single channel of the server, originally intended for the discussion of affairs related to government and politics. Chains of pings would sometimes last for several days in a row before being broken by regular users conversing or purposefully breaking it. On 1 June, the user Lord Dweebington LXIX#7588 pinged Smith in the channel, following three-days later by cameron#8067, which led to an additional seven users following suite.[3] On 7 June, the channel was renamed to "new-eiffel-government" with the sole purpose of pinging Smith's account - all message in the channel that were not pings were deleted.[4] The channel would be renamed every time Smith changed his Discord username.[5]

A "fake ping" sent in the chain in January 2020 by posting a screenshot image of the ping

By 18 November, the channel had 2,476 pings. On 24 December, 164 pings were posted in the channel, the most of any day. With the increasing number of servers members, the pinging vastly increased, and so in early January 2020 a one-minute slowmode was added – a feature which makes whomever sends a message in the channel have to wait one-minute to send another. During late February, the chain became more frequently broken by a small number of users, resulting in most of them being warned and some temporarily kicked from MicroWiki@Discord. Though, this received backlash from some users. Some users had also posted screenshots of the ping in the channel, which often went unnoticed. By 22 April, the channel had over 5,875 pings. During mid-September, with the huge influx of daily new members into MicroWiki@Discord as well as some continued criticism targeted towards the chain's existence, vandalism became a daily occurrence. The 10,000th ping in the channel was reached on 17 September 2020 by user leon__. The milestone was posted in the announcements channel of the server.

In early November, MicroWiki@Discord began the transition into a directory for micronational servers, and most of the server channels had their user messaging abilities revoked, instead becoming archives. The chain remained open until it was eventually archived on 18 November following backlash from users on the decision to keep it open whilst other more frequently used channels were archived instead.[1] By its closure, over 11,000 pings had been posted.

Reception and use in popular culture

An example of an @New Eiffel Government meme

The meme, alongside the likes of Leon Face and "merge", became one of the most recognisable MicroWiki memes of 2019, as well as of the 2010s decade. In Statistic-Dime's 2019 MicroWiki General Survey, the meme was voted the most popular MicroWiki meme of 2019 with 15 votes (44.1%) out of 34 respondents.[2] The meme inspired several other ping chains on various micronational Discord servers, notably including during the North African Empire Defensive War, in which a user known as Karlos was disregarded as a troll and made the target of an equvalent channel on the Czech-language MicroWiki Discord server. Some users however had also criticised the chain for taking up space on the server or being otherwise unnecessary, with others calling the meme in general "unfunny" or "forced" due to the administration deleting non-pings from the channel. Jonathan I of Austenasia, the server owner at the time, had jocularly stated in response to critics that the channel "will be there until the end of the server." Though, following the arhciving of the channel this proved to be false.[1] Smith himself stated that he was actually fond of the meme, citing that it "makes me feel famous."

Administrative reaction

In October 2019, technical administrator Cameron I of Ikonia created a role called 'Zed Manager' which could be pinged whenever a user broke the chain. On 21 April 2020, a technical administrator of the server wired a command to Dyno bot – a server moderation Discord bot – which could ping Smith by being commanded by an administrator. On 18 June, a new role called 'Zed Ban' was created, which would make the user given said role unable to send messages in the channel.

See also

Notes

  1. It is important to note that the channel did not have over 11,000 pings in a row due to users occasionally breaking the chain and going unnoticed by administrators, who hold the ability to delete messages.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blackwood, Ives (18 November 2020) MicroWiki@Discord shutdown continues despite user resistance. Home-made Crown Journal. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Smith, Zed "MicroWiki General Survey", 2019 – via Google Docs. Published by Statistic-Dime. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  3. MicroWiki@Discord
  4. MicroWiki@Discord | Information + Rules (June 24, 2020) – via Google Docs. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  5. Blackwood, Ives (16 July 2020) Zarel Smith makes plans to leave community. Home-made Crown Journal. Retrieved 10 April 2021.